If you’re looking for the best tents for tall people, I’ll be talking about them in this article.
I am by no means a giant or anything like that, but I have definitely seen the struggles my friends go through JUST to fit inside their small tent.
If they can’t find a good one to fit in, they have to make-do with what they already have, which is usually too damn small.
That’s why I decided to write this article. I want to help tall people find a tent that’s much easier to fit in AND going to last for many years to come.
Keep reading to discover them all…
1. Kelty Yellowstone 4 Tent
This tent has a freestanding, dome-shaped design with many high quality features to go with it.
The rain fly provides an awning over the “D-shaped” door to ensure you still get ventilation in a heavy downpour.
There are panels on the walls and on the ceiling as, giving the best high/low ventilation where it’s needed.
The floor has “Keltys Arc Edge” feature, which LIFTS the seams up off the ground to stop moisture buildup. There will be no water seeping through and into this tent whatsoever.
2. Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Fast Pitch Dome with Screenroom
This tent has been designed for 6 people. The lounged (screened) porch at the front of the tent offers an area to sit out of the presence of bugs.
The window awning provides amazing ventilation, and that includes in the rain.
Due to the fast setup feature, it can be pitched in literally 5 minutes, and even less after some practice. That’s because it has poles already attached to the body of the tent as well as quick setting feet.
The reflective guy lines illuminate the surrounding area of the tent at nighttime so you don’t have any issues tripping over them.
The Exclusive Weathertec system gives you the best protection against the rain.
Last but not least, a “T” door is used for screened room and a “D” door is used for the main room.
3. Kelty Grand Mesa 4 Tent
So Kelty have created this tent to provide something that’s affordable while still containing great performance.
What does this mean?
It will not break the bank, and it’s still good enough to go backpacking with.
It contains compact folding poles and for a quick and easy setup, and a MASSIVE vestibule room that measures at a whopping 14 feet!
This is so you can enjoy the great outdoors without having to sacrifice comfort and luxury.
They have added a bunch of interior mesh pockets, and a cube carry bag is also included in the purchase.
As you can see from the floor size outlined above, this tent is huge inside, and at this current price, makes it a no-brainer.
4. Coleman Carlsbad 4-Person Dome Dark Room Tent with Screen Room
If you’re looking for a livable, LUXURY tent, you simply can not go wrong with this one.
It contains a dark room feature, meaning you can actually sleep in after the sun rises.
And the best part about it? It blocks 97.5% of all light that tries to get in.
Furthermore, it stops the tent from heating up during the hot summer days – up to 9.5%.
The screened room makes it easier for you to sit and enjoy the trees blowing in the wind while you enjoy your morning coffee.
It’s a great way to keep the bugs off you too!
It has its own floor, so if you want an extra person to come along on the camping trip, they can sleep in there.
But make sure you’re not expecting rain, as the rain fly doesn’t cover that entire area.
5. Sundome 3 Person Tent
The Coleman Sundome 3 is part of the Sundome series of tents.
It can house a total of 3 people and has large “D” door for easier entry and exit.
The rain fly creates an awning. This feature allows you to keep the door open while it’s raining so you can still get ventilation.
There is a large window located at the back of the tent to make sure you get the best cross-breeze. Not to mention the mesh panels on the roof that gives you even more air flow.
The floor is bathtub-shaped, so rain water on the ground can’t leak into the tent.
All the seams are welded, even in the corner, for extra protection against ground water and/or moisture.
It is also easy to set up, just like most dome tents.
6. Coleman Evanston Screened Tent
This is another tent that contains the useful screen room.
It’s been designed for a simple setup and easy carrying, which is a good idea if you’re going car camping or on an extended camping trip.
The screened room has its own flooring material, giving you the opportunity to sleep an extra person inside – taking the weather into consideration, of course.
Coleman have really gone the extra mile to ensure no rain gets inside this tent, since they have included their special WeatherTec System’s patented welded floors AND inverted seams.
Although it isn’t as quick to set up as the other tents mentioned, it can still be done in about 15 minutes.
7. CORE 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent
This tent has pre-attached poles. It can be pitched in LITERALLY 60 seconds flat! And that’s no exaggeration either.
It’s as simple as unpacking the tent, unfolding it, and extending it to get it pitched.
It offers active bead technology for the best water run-off, ensuring no rain water will leak inside the tent.
Furthermore, all seams are factory sealed and the windows/doors have all been highly waterproofed so absolutely 0 leaks will get inside the tent.
The roof has mesh material so you can remove the rain fly in the warmer months and have a full view of the clear night sky.
The advance air intake draws cool air from the ground and releases it through the top. This specific design keeps you at the best temperature, all season long.
8. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent
Even though the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent isn’t exactly on the lighter side of backpacking tents, it is STILL a viable option for tall people since the length sits at a whopping 7.6 feet!
ALPS make amazing tents with great features, and this one is no different.
It consists of a freestanding design with clips that attach to the poles – a quick and easy set up each time.
The zippers are a large #8 to offer more durability, the mesh walls increase ventilation and eliminate condensation, and all the seams are sealed from factory.
Due to the long length of this tent, I couldn’t help but include it in this list.
9. Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent (Citron Green)
Another viable option for you tall backpackers 😛
It isn’t the lightest backpacking tent, nor is it the heaviest, but it’s definitely a viable option.
This tent received two rewards back in 2011 – “Killer Deal” and “Killer Value”.
The mesh walls give this tent plenty of light and more than enough ventilation.
The floor is bathtub-shaped to stop any leakage and all seams have been taped.
Since it has a 2-pole, freestanding design and a color-coded fly attachment, it can be pitched in MINUTES.
And if you need quick reference, the instructions are printed right on the stuff sack.
There are 2 doors and 2 vestibules (1 for each person), as well as a removable canopy shelf so you have quick access smaller essentials.
10. Slumberjack Trail Tent 2
This tent has been described as perfect for the rugged outdoor world, that’s simply because it has been made with durable materials and a large interior space.
The manufacturers claim that this tent will last a life time.
The walls are actually FULL mesh so you get the best air flow possible and amazing star gazing opportunities if you decide to take the rain fly off in the warmer months.
The full coverage rain fly comes right down to the ground, so you can be sure to stay bone dry while inside this tent.
The entire construction is made of sturdy fiberglass poles so it won’t blow over in strong winds.
Not to mention the noiseless zippers that it offers, which is great for when you don’t want to wake your camping buddy up.
11. Arizona GT 9 to 10 Person Tent
This tent was actually rated the #6 best family tent in 2016, and I can clearly see why!
They haven’t skimped over ANY of the details.
For those of you who don’t know, Arizona GT is a Brazilian company who create every single one of their tents good enough to survive the Amazon weather.
This tent has a seamless floor, up to 8 inches in fact, providing great protection from the bottom of the tent.
They wanted to create a tent to withstand heat, so they came up with this one, having the ability to keep the air flow moving due to the amazing ventilation/cross breeze it offers.
The Nano-flex poles keep this tent standing in strong winds, and because the poles are created from non-recycled materials, it gives the overall tent a much stronger construction.
A lot of the metal parts are gold plated to stop rust building on them.
Oh, and did I mention there’s a detachable room divider as well?
12. Wenzel Pine Ridge Tent – 5 Person
I wanted to include this tent for the simple fact that it has amazing floor space and the height is rather decent as well.
It has been classed as the #1 best seller numerous times, and that’s because it is highly versatile. It is more than just a shelter, but more of an outdoor suite.
It includes a unique light reflector, so it’s just a matter of placing a flashlight into the gear loft to illuminate the entire tent with an even light.
This tent also has a room divider. You can easily have your own room if you choose to do so, giving your camping buddy his own privacy, while the 2 doors add great convenience for the both of you.
This tent is truly unique in its own way and Wenzel have done a really good job with it.
Every single one of these tents outlined in this article will fit ANYONE over 7 feet.
Now I highly doubt that you are taller than 7 feet, but if you are, then you’ll still fit in them.
If you enjoy a tall center height, I’ve included the more bigger tents in the list to help you make a decision.
What’s my favorite tent out of these?
That would hands down be the Coleman Evanston Screened Tent.
Hundreds of users have found the Coleman Evanston to work exactly as advertised and I have no doubts that it performs as promised as well.
However, if you’re searching for a lighter tent, the Coleman Carlsbad 4-Person Dome Dark Room Tent weighs a LOT less but still just as good.
If you need help finding a tent to fit your needs, I’ll be happy to steer you in the right direction. Leave a comment below 🙂